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F-22 crashes on highway near Tyndall

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posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 09:06 PM
reply to post by rickymouse

They are required to publish an accident report, except in the event of classified ops, or a few other conditions.

posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 10:24 PM
The loss of one F-22 is about the equivilent of, say a dozen EFs or Rafales, even SU's. At least tactically anyways. Not financially though. One Raptor is a lot cheaper than the multiple number of the above. That's how valuable the F-22 is in the air.

The "bean-counters" seem to forget an EF is almost as expensive and if 8 EFs, in some unlikely scenario, tangled with 8 Raptors, the EFs would be wiped out and ,most likely, all the Raptors would return to base.

The EF is an outstanding plane as well....

posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 10:40 PM
reply to post by Zaphod58

Have you heard if those 4 Raptors are still in the UAE? Seems like a pretty long time for a visit.LOL.

posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 11:02 PM
reply to post by nwtrucker

It was six actually I heard. You usually don't hear about them coming home, just because that means we didn't go to war with someone, and it's not exciting.

posted on Dec, 6 2012 @ 11:33 AM
"Never fly the A model anything" --- Ed Thompson

"If you can’t afford to do something right, then be darn sure you can afford to do
it wrong." — Charlie Nelson

"When a flight is proceeding incredibly well, something was forgotten."
— Robert Livingston

Maybe they`ll get it right by the "C" model. Or figure out lizards can`t fly.

posted on Dec, 6 2012 @ 12:35 PM
reply to post by StratosFear

There isn't going to be a C model. They're all A models with incremental upgrades.

posted on Aug, 13 2013 @ 09:19 AM
The AIB found that the wiring for the left generator chafed through and shorted, which burned through the left side hydraulic line. As the pilot was recovering to Tyndall, he tried to restart the generator, which caused an arc, which ignited the hydraulic fluid in the left side Airframe Mounted Accessory Bay. As he was approaching the base the aircraft began an uncommanded roll to the left, in a nose low attitude, which is when the pilot ejected.

Full report here.

posted on Sep, 1 2013 @ 08:51 AM
Are F-22 oxigen supply to the pilot really fixed?

I think that some point on the road the Raptor production line is going to be reopened.
There aren´t enough airframes and China emerging air power is a worry.

posted on Sep, 1 2013 @ 08:52 AM
reply to post by meaningless333

They began installing automatic oxygen generators as backups in all aircraft at the end of last year. I haven't heard any reports of any symptoms coming up since before that, after they altered the G/pressure suits they wear.
edit on 9/1/2013 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason given)

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